Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Lunar New Year Party, Film Festival, Road Runners

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Paper lanterns at the Kings Bay Y's Chinese Moon Festival celebration.

Paper lanterns. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Check out the Lunar New Year party at the library. There’s also a foreign film screening, poetry jams, open runs and much more!

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Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting
When: Monday, February 1, 7:30pm
Where: PS 195, 131 Irwin Street (Near Hampton Avenue)
What: The civic group plans to hold a discussion on the Zika virus.
How much: Free

Quilting: Learn and Share Ideas
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2 – 7:30pm
Where:
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue
What:
Come share tips and advice with other quilters at this event hosted by the Brooklyn Quilter’s Guild. Be sure to bring your own materials.
How much:
Free
More info:
718-368-1435

Chess Club
When: Tuesday, February 2, 3 – 5pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Sharpen your chess skills with other players. Open to all skill levels.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, February 2, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 2, 7:45pm
Where: The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street (Near Emmons Avenue)
What: Did you get your “Notice of Property Value” from the Department of Finance? Did your property values increase? Discuss this and other issues at the meeting.
How much: Free

Learn About Health Insurance Plans
When: Wednesday, February 3, 10am – 6pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Learn about qualified health insurance plans from trained and certified navigator.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Film Festival: Smiles of a Summer Night
When: Thursday, February 4, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: As part of the New Utrecht branch’s International Film Festival, there will be a free screening of the Swedish film Smiles of a Summer Night, one of Ingmar Bergman’s sweetest and most lyrical films. The movie will have English subtitles.How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Jewelry Making
When: Friday, February 5, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Get creative making your own hand-crafted jewelry. Make a gift for your friends or something nice for yourself!
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1815

Sodom by the Sea Salon
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from November 7 to February 7
Where: Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Avenue
What: The Coney Island Museum presents a cross section of Coney inspired works – paintings, watercolors, photographs and drawings – done between 2008 and 2015 by over 75 artists, hailing from Australia to the West End of Coney Island, presented on the home turf where their inspiration began.
How much: Free
More info: Website

Lunar New Year Celebration
When: Saturday, February 6, 11am – 12:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: Kick off the year of the Monkey with live music and dance. You can also learn to make a paper origami monkey.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, February 7, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free